UNDP-IC-2021-168: International Consultant- Gender Expert in the field of Security Risk Management


Location : Home-Based, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :24-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :10-15 working days spread over 3 months(June-August 2021)
Expected Duration of Assignment :10-15 working days spread over 3 months(June-August 2021)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

In 2016 the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) introduced Gender Considerations in Security; in November 2019 this was revised as Gender Inclusion in Security Management Manual. The manual aims to ensure that UN security risk management is; Gender Responsive, Gender Sensitive and Mainstreams Gender. In January 2021 following an ongoing initiative to attain gender parity in the UN in Pakistan and subsequent to a number of gendered security incidents the Designated Official (DO) and Security Management Team (SMT), in line with section 8.1 of the manual, ‘Safe space for discussion’ created a ‘Working Groups and Network’ for women UN personnel in Pakistan to improve the inclusion of Gender in security risk management. The initial meetings of these groups have shown that female colleagues feel that UN security risk management is not responsive nor sensitive to their concerns. At the same time the DO recommended and the SMT approved that a consultancy be conducted to review the application of the Gender Inclusion Policy in Pakistan.

A Gender Expert in the field of Security Risk Management is required to review the application of the Gender Inclusion Policy in Pakistan. The aim of the consultancy is to improve Gender Inclusion in Security Risk Management by understanding the perception of different gender groups of the performance of security risk management, reviewing both reported and non-reported incidents with a gender concern to see the performance of the system and causes of non-reporting, reviewing how gender inclusion, as described in the manual, has been included in the UN security risk management system, recommending to the DO changes to be made in policy, budget and staffing


Duties and Responsibilities

The aim of the consultancy is to improve Gender Inclusion in Security Risk Management by:

  1. Understanding the perception of different gender groups of the performance of security risk management

  2. Reviewing both reported and non-reported incidents with a gender concern to see the performance of the system, and causes of non-reporting

  3. Reviewing how gender inclusion, as described in the manual, has been included in the UN security risk management system

  4. Recommending to the DO changes to be made in policy, budget and staffing

The successful candidate will perform the following tasks:

1.Summaries the perception of different gender groups of the performance of security risk management by conducting a survey of all staff, focus groups and individual interviews.

2.Review both reported and non-reported incidents with a gender concern to see how the security system prevented and responded to the incident. Such a review should look at the actions of the UNSMS and other actors. Understand causes of non-reporting of incidents. Understand the perceptions of the affected colleagues.

3.Using the gender inclusion manual as a reference, review both the documented UN security risk management system and how it operates in practice on key security processes such as security briefings, travel clearance, SSAFE training, residential surveys and hotels surveys. The review is to be both a desk review of relevant documentation such as policies, procedures, training materials and minutes and through observing key security processes whilst they are being carried out.

4.Based upon the understanding and insights achieved through the tasks above recommendations are to be prepared to improve the inclusion of gender in security risk management in Pakistan. The recommendations are to include procedure changes and include budget and staffing implications for Agencies Funds and Programmes (AFP), UNDSS and the UN shared cost budget.  The recommendations should be conceived so as to ensure they will be implemented and then maintained. Recommendations should be based on demonstrated international best practice as used by the UN or from other organizations including the private sector.

5.Recommendations should be consulted with concerned staff, the ‘reference groups and network on gender considerations in security’, UN Security cell prior to presentation to the SMT and the DO.


Competencies

  1. Must be able to write and present technical reports and undertake analyses for the benefit of target audience

  2. Experience or / and knowledge in data management is desirable.

  3. Must be well able to brainstorm with others, thrive in a collaborative team environment, multi-task, and quickly adapt to change.

  4. Strong technical analytical and problem-solving skills

  5. Strong interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and written)


Required Skills and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in development, International relations, law, management or any other related field.

  2. At least 5 years of previous professional experience in law/and or security management, understanding perception of different gender groups.

      3. Relevant professional experience within the UN common system would be a strong asset but not a necessary condition

      4. Previous Solid Track Record of conducting Perception Surveys among different gender group

 

Applicants are instructed to submit their Technical and Financial proposals (along with IC Returnable Forms) as per the details provided in the Procurement Notice  and IT Returnable Forms attached in this link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78370

 



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